ASUS has unveiled a new budget-friendly smartphone, the ASUS Zenfone Max M2, and it has been immediately made available to the Philippine market.

The ASUS Zenfone Max M2 is the more affordable and toned-down version of the Max Pro M2. But besides the more humble specs, it also sports the same all-metal design that its predecessor had.


This device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor, with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. A 4GB/64GB variant is also under production but may arrive in the country on a later date.

It has a juicy 4,000mAh battery and a large 6.3-inch HD+ screen, so you can game and watch movies immersively for hours.


ASUS included a 13-megapixel primary camera on the back with a wide f/1.8 aperture, while sitting beside it is a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera. An 8-megapixel selfie shooter can be found on the front.

On the downside, it ships with Android Oreo out of the box. A taste of Android Pie would be better, but at least it runs on stock-Android experience.

ASUS Zenfone Max M2 Specs

  • Android 8 Oreo
  • Dual SIM
  • 6.3-inch HD+ IPS display, 1520 x 720 pixel resolution, ~266ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 2TB
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0, LED flash
  • 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear cameras, f/1.8, PDAF, LED flash
  • AI scene detection
  • Headphone jack
  • 5-magnet speaker, NXP smart amplifier
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • FM radio
  • microUSB
  • Dimensions: 158 x 76 x 7.7mm
  • Weight: 160g
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Meteor Silver, Space Blue
  • 4,000mAh battery, 10W charger

The ASUS Zenfone Max M2 has a retail price of Php8,995 and will go on sale this week. You can get it at ASUS and Zenfone Stores and kiosks around the country.

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